Drinking cup (kylix)
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 2, pl. 089.
Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); diameter: 21.8 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Identical Greek inscriptions in the handle zone on each side: “Nikosthenes made [it]” (NIKOSTHENES EPOIESEN).
Tondo bordered by tongue pattern between concentric black circles, the tongues, alternately red and black. Dismounting hoplite carrying two spears, wearing helmet with bull’s horns and ears in white. Behind him, youth on horseback, both to left. One of the earliest vases signed by Nikosthenes.
b. ancient lead handle.
On the handle zone on each side: ΝΙΚΟSΘΕΝΕSΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ
Said to be from Vulci; by date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 11, January 23-24, 1953, lot 321); Dr. Herbert A. Cahn Collection; May 11, 1960: gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn to MFA
Gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn